Video: U.S. Navy Airship Flies Over Lakewood

VIDEO: In case you missed it, a U.S. Navy Airship was seen flying over Lakewood today. The Airship, based out of Lakehurst, was originally designed for long-range scouting in support of fleet operations.

 The fly-over could be to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Hindenburg airship disaster.

On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg Airship killed 36 crewmen and passengers when it crashed in Lakehurst, NJ, at the end of the first North American transatlantic journey. The ship was flying for just 14 months when the tragedy occurred. TLS.

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  1. maybe it is just flying over the area because they are in flight training and testing and we are less than 5 air miles to JBMDL. Since the Hindenburg disaster occured on May 6, I don’t think they would commemorate the 75th anniversary on June 5th, since they already did that at the Base on May 6th.

  2. about 20 yrs ago same blimp was used for survailance over lkwd and other towns chasing drug dealers soon after there was a major sweep throughout lkwd and surrounding towns all at the same time. Impressive but futile.

  3. I remember seeing those pretty often as a kid. And more recently i have seen commercial airships in the area too, Lakehurst is one of the few places in the entire world that has the facilities to service them and fill them with helium.

    BTW Blimp = Non-Rigid Airship which is what these are. The Hindenburg was a Rigid Airship, also known as a Zeppelin.

  4. Since the warmer weather this US Navy Airship has taken flight around the area frequently. It can be seen a few times a week flying in and around Lakewood air space as it leaves or approaches Joint Base MDL.

  5. Enjoy seeing the MZ-3a airship while you can. It is scheduled to be deflated an stored indefinitely beginning sometime this summer. These may very well be its last trips.

  6. The United States Navy does “not” commemorate the Hindenburg air ship. Remember, the Hindenburg flew the Nazi flag and they were our enemy. to # 7 it`s not in hanger 1 its mored in west field.

  7. The actual site of the Hindenburg crash at Lakehurst Naval Air Station (reestablished as Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at Naval Air Engineering Station (NAES) Lakehurst, or “Navy Lakehurst” for short) is marked with a chain outlined pad and bronze plaque where the airship’s gondola landed. It was dedicated on May 6, 1987, the 50th anniversary of the disaster. Hangar #1, which still stands, is where the airship was to be housed after landing. It was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1968. Pre-registered tours are held through the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society.

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